‘National Cinema Day’, held annually in Iran on 12 September for the past 13 years, has been removed from the Iranian calendar, reported the Iranian Students’ News Agency via Small Media in London.
Mansoor Vaezi, the Secretary of the Public Culture Council, claimed that the omission was due to the Iranian calendar becoming too “overloaded”, and Cinema Day will now be “added to the end of calendar as a supplement”.
Small Media reported this in an update on cultural censorship in Iran:
Small Media at Storify.com – July 2012:
National Cinema Day Removed from Calendar